United Way of the Midlands Releases Additional COVID 19 Grants to Community Impact Partners
Columbia, S.C. (May 4, 2020) – United Way of the Midlands releases additional funds totaling more than $200,000 from the United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund to support Community Impact Partners in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.
The grants have been used to address the needs surrounding the COVID-19 response with agencies serving individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness, emergency financial assistance, food bank programs and people experiencing mental illness.
“We have been working with our partners to get financial resources to those who have been burdened financially in the wake of the Coronavirus,” said Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO. “The needs that are rising from Coronavirus are unprecedented. This pandemic is a health crisis, but is an economic crisis as well, and we intend to be here to support those being affected.”
United Way of the Midlands will send 100% of donations from the United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund to Community Impact Partners who assist people in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties who have been affected by this outbreak. United Way is working with these partners to identify the highest priorities for basic needs and will work through them to assist individuals and families.
Grants have been distributed by the United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund to the following organizations:
- Able South Carolina
- Babcock Center
- Calhoun County First Steps
- Communities in School of the Midlands
- Editso Habitat for Humanity
- Harvest Hope Food Bank
- Mission Lexington
- Newberry County Council on Aging
- Orangeburg County Council on Aging
- Palmetto Place
- Salvation Army
- Sistercare, Inc.
- The Cooperative Ministry
- The Salvation Army of the Midlands
To donate, visit uway.org/covid19
If you are in need of assistance, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.sc211.org, United Way’s statewide information and referral service.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.